This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. But, providing cheap container carriage from A-to-B is no longer sufficient; one needs to be an integrated logistic provider to survive profitably. MSC’s Medlog says it’s the world’s geographically widest logistics and supply chain provider, with a presence in 60+ countries, including multiple container terminals. The post Alliances, Carriers and Logistics! Subscribe Here!

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LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%. FedEx Freight’s revenue includes FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B FedEx Freight is one of 7 operating units owned by FedEx Corporation. LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight History. FedEx Freight has over 360 service centers.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

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Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. If successful, the program will expand next to Indianapolis, IN; Edison, NJ; and Memphis, TN.”. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%. FedEx Freight’s revenue includes FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B FedEx Freight is one of 7 operating units owned by FedEx Corporation. Click here for more info on FedEx Freight. 2nd Largest LTL Carrier: Con-Way Freight.

This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

So, while I plot my next move, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Bot features include pedestrian-safe technology from the iBot, plus advanced technology such as LiDAR and multiple cameras, allowing the zero-emission, battery-powered bot to be aware of its surroundings […] FedEx plans to test the bot this summer in select markets, including Memphis, Tenn., I’m driving around with one headlight.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

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Memphis: The Super Hub. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. So much so that Memphis is home to the second busiest airport in the world, second only to Hong Kong. This is due largely to the fact that FedEx has set up shop for their super hub in Memphis. Cargo departing Memphis can reach just about anybody in the United States in the optimal shortest amount of time — making it the perfect sorting site for overnight shipments.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Over the years, there have been various other scenes and even entire films and television series, both fictional ones and documentaries, which directly or indirectly are about logistics and supply chain management. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ” Mode Transportation consists of about 300 IBOs who sell and operate the business throughout North America, corporate offices in Dallas and Memphis, a Company Managed Operation in Dallas and a temperature protected services division, Temstar, located in Lombard, IL.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

The Domestic View from Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services for Logistics Trends & Insights : While FedEx is primarily blaming poor international growth and global trade friction for their lousy Q1 earnings report, it’s the domestic performance that’s most disappointing for me, especially with a strong economy here at home. FedEx Freight continues to see favorable growth and profitability, but only represents a small part of the revenue pie.

The Economy is on a Roll

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From my point of view, I am optimistic about the coming year as we wrap up a solid 2016 at Wagner Logistics. The logistics industry has the wind at its back with stronger consumer spending and manufacturing stabilizing. . Confirming the trend, the Cass Freight Index Report for October showed shipments increased 2.7 At Wagner Logistics. Congratulations go to the transportation team for growing revenues during a tough freight market. . About Wagner Logistics.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

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In short, this is all good news for logistics providers, truckers, railroads and the economy. . E-commerce is a big driver of demand for logistics space, Forrester Research predicts online sales will increase 9.93 It should be noted that freight volume and load-to-truck ratios started out higher than normal for this time of year and it’s usual for load counts to decline. . At Wagner Logistics . About Wagner Logistics.